October 05, 2012
It could be a Mars & Venus thing where naturally occuring endocannabinoids are concerned. Both humans and animals naturally synthesize endocannabinoids, the chemical compounds that activate the same receptors as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – yes, we are talking about Cannabis sativa). There is a growing body of evidence to support the role naturally occurring endocannabinoids, and plant-based THC play in iinsomnia, pain and anxiety control. Community based medical cannabis dispensaries have proven successful at supplying patients with a safe source of cannabis within an environment conductive to healing, and may be reducing the huge numbers of people who suffer pharmaceutical opiate addictions.
Data You May Find Interesting From the March 02, 2012 Friday Pearl
Estradiol Acutely Suppresses Inhibition in the Hippocampus through a Sex-Specific Endocannabinoid and mGluR-Dependent Mechanism. Haung GZ, Woodley C, Neuron June 2012; 74;(5) 801-808 [abstract]
Vitamin, mineral, and specialty supplements and risk of hematologic malignancies in the prospective Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) study, Walter, R, Brasky T, et al. Cancer Epidemol Biomarkers. Prev. [full study]
Menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions: a systematic review to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Nelson HD, Walter M, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jul 17; 157(2): 104013 [full study]
Lung Cancer and Hormone Replacement Therapy: Association in the Vitamins and Lifestyle Study. Slatore C, Chien J, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2010 March 20; 28(9): 1540-1546. [full study]
Estrogen Plus Progestin Therapy and Breast Cancer in Recently Postmenopausal Women. Prentice R, Chlebowski R, et al. Am J Epidemio. 2008, May 15; 167(10): 1297-1216 [full study]
Circulating sex hormones and breast cancer risk factors in postmenopausal women: reanalysis of 13 studies. Key TH, Appleby, PN et al. Br J Cancer 2011 August 23; 105(5): 709-772 [full study]
Endocannabinoids in the Retina: From Marijuana to Neuroprotection. Yazulla, S. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2008 September: 27(S): 501-526.
Estrogenic Plant Extracts Reverse Weight Gain and Fat Accumulation Without Causing Mammary Gland or Uterine Proliferation. Saunier E. Vivar O, et al. Plow One. 2011; 8(12): [full study]